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n. pl. breg·ma·ta (-mə-tə)
The junction of the sagittal and coronal sutures at the top of the skull.

[Latin, top of the head, from Greek.]

breg·mat′ic (-măt′ĭk) adj.


n, pl -mata (-mətə)
(Anatomy) the point on the top of the skull where the coronal and sagittal sutures meet: in infants this corresponds to the anterior fontanelle
[C16: New Latin from Greek: front part of the head]


(ˈbrɛg mə)

n., pl. -ma•ta (-mə tə)
the place on the top of skull where the frontal bone and parietal bones join.
[1570–80; < Greek: front of the head]
breg•mat′ic (-ˈmæt ɪk) breg′mate (-meɪt) adj.
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Noun1.bregma - the craniometric point at the junction of the sagittal and coronal sutures at the top of the cranium
craniometric point - a landmark on the skull from which craniometric measurements can be taken
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After the hair above the skull had been removed, an incision was made along the midline and a burr hole was drilled to implant a concentric bipolar electrode in the left STN, coordinates relative to bregma were AP-3.
The partial cranium of an adult female presented evidence of perimortem damage, with a sharply depressed circular fracture, representing a small impact site on the right parietal on the quadrant nearest the bregma (Fig.
30 mm from the bregma point between different treatment groups did not reach significance [F(2,31) = 2.